This film has gained historic value, being one of Richard Gere's very first in a major part as a bipolar, crazy sex-athlete - two years before 'American Gigolo'. But it is really Diane Keaton's film. Based on the novel from 1975 by Judith Rossner, which provoked much discussion, because a woman back then was not supposed to lead a double life as a precious school teacher during the day and a bar-cruiser at night. Also noteworthy for being one of the very first films with Tom Berenger, here as a naked gay transvestite, perhaps regretted later in his career of action films. Nudity and sex, and the plot starts off with harsh social realism until Gere's interesting character enters after 44 minutes.